okay, this is popping up _EVERYWHERE_ wth? nobody seems to be making this connection...
in some setups, UI2 with Alpha blending literally creates a situation where the individual component windows are NOT overlapping correctly at all. I do not know how to fix this, except to completely reinstall...and it only happens on the core systems, not with any external media directors.
the simplest solution for now, is to change your settings to just UI2 with Masking (The middle option), and your videos etc will play correctly.
not so simplest? try reinstalling to see if that fixes it.
Thom, I am getting what appears to be the same/similar problem, but with 810 Alpha2. Please direct me to the correct thread if one exists, I was unable to find it.
I have reinstalled LinuxMCE and switched to UI2 w/o alpha, and still have the issue. Whenever I am playing media (TV, DVD, video library, ...) the orbiter screen seems to want to always be on top of the playback window. If I click on the screen, the playback window is visible for about 10 seconds. When I start the KDE desktop I get the same behavior, where the OrbiterGL window is on top of the underlying desktop. I was able to drag it using Alt+left_click in the computing screen. When I finally do get to see the KDE taskbar, right clicking on OrbiterGL shows that the "Keep above others" property is enabled. If I disable this property it seems to work correctly for a few minutes but eventually the property gets reenabled.
Is there a known fix for this? I tried looking through all kde config files on the system, but don't see any entry for the OrbiterGL program. I have an ATI HD4650 with the latest ATI-distributed drivers.